Quite interesting right? Once we both pass and prove we have experience, then we can get hired.
I didn’t realize that the HVAC world and teaching world have a few parallels. I am going for my teaching certification the same time my little brother is working towards being a HVAC technician. It is funny that we enter the same stage just with slightly different content. I was doing student teaching for almost a year. I had to handle all the lesson plans, teaching and day to day with the kids. My brother shadowed a HVAC technician for a year. He started as an assistant like I did, and gradually he was handling all the calls on his own. It was his training process. Now that both my brother and I have real world experience, it is time for testing. I need to take teacher certification tests to prove that I know my stuff. My brother needs to take the NATE certification test to prove he knows heating and cooling. He also can get speciality licensing with handling obilers, heat pumps, etc. I am taking tests to show I can teach in middle school and special education. Quite interesting right? Once we both pass and prove we have experience, then we can get hired. My brother is hoping to go to a higher end HVAC dealer and I want to work in a nice school. We will both ideally work about the same hours and start off with a similar pay as well. I can’t imagine dealing with HVAC repairs and service all day. My brother thinks I am nuts for dedicating so much time to children and teaching.